Coach travel available for rugby fans

Written by on 1st November 2022

Rugby fans going to Cardiff for Saturday’s Wales versus New Zealand match can now book return coach travel through Transport for Wales (TfW) or Big Green Coach in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union.

TfW and the WRU have worked together to provide a number of options for rugby supporters unable to travel to the Welsh capital by train due to the impact of national industrial action. TfW is not involved in the dispute but the industrial action resulting from the dispute between the RMT and Network Rail means it will be unable to operate rail services on Network Rail infrastructure.

As a result, there is a severely reduced rail service from the South Wales Valleys and Newport before the match and no rail service from Cardiff after the game, and therefore people should not travel by train.

Transport for Wales return coach travel

TfW will provide services from Abercynon Railway Station car park and Pontypridd Railway Station (front of station) at 11am and 11.30am on Saturday 5 November, with return coaches available at 6pm and 6.30pm after the match.

Coaches will drop off and depart from the Civic Centre (Cardiff King Edward VII Avenue) in Cardiff city centre, a short walk from the Principality Stadium.

Return coach tickets must be booked in advance. Existing rail tickets are not valid for coach travel.  Capacity is limited and tickets will be issued on first come, first served basis.

Coaches can be booked here

Big Green Coach return coach travel

WRU has partnered with Big Green Coach, the largest events travel company in the UK, to put on special coach services for supporters travelling into Cardiff on Saturday 5th November for the Wales v New Zealand match at Principality Stadium.

Return coach travel is available from 15  locations across Wales and major cities in England including Birmingham, Reading and London, direct to Cardiff’s city centre.  Return coach seats start from £28, and all coaches are timetabled to arrive in plenty of time before the game and will take fans home again, after full time.

Tickets can be purchased online via:

Big Green Coach is fully committed to protecting the environment and will offset all the carbon produced for these coach services – making the Big Green Coach network to the rugby carbon neutral.

Bike parking

Secure indoor cycle storage for up to 80 bikes is now available at The Bike Lock on Windsor Place in Cardiff city centre. Visit for more information.

TfW will also be providing additional secure bike parking at Cardiff Central Station.


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